Holiday movies fill our hearts with joy. Between Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas, It's a Wonderful Lifetime (or Fa La La La Lifetime, if you prefer) and ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas, there are so many movies and so little time.
To help you, our friends, we have sacrificed by watching as many of these movies as possible and will give you our two cent review. Hopefully this will help you know what you do or do not want to watch.
December 13, 2014
The Santa Con
Small-time con man Nick DeMarco (Barry Watson) is ordered by his parole
officer to take a minimum-wage job as a department store Santa during
the holidays...and he hates it. Near the end of his first shift, he
hastily promises a young boy, Billy (Tucker Meeks), that Santa will
bring his estranged parents back together by Christmas. When his sister
Rosemary (Melissa Joan Hart) hears this, she is livid and can't believe
he would break a little boy's heart with an empty promise. After a long
night of soul searching--and with the help of an insightful female
pastor (Wendy Williams)--Nick decides to make good on his promise to the
Our Two Cents:
This movie surprised us. We actually found ourselves not quite sure how the movie was going to end, and for these TV movies, that is rare. Usually, with in the first 15 minutes, you can make a pretty accurate guess on the plot of the entire movie. But as a whole, we enjoyed this one, especially the little nod to Ocean's Eleven (in which Barry Watson played himself) in the opening scenes.
Side Note: Hate that this is the only poster for the movie--featuring minor supporting cast rather than main characters.